The Mammoth Book of Celebrity Murder

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Chris Ellis, Julie Ellis
Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2005 - True Crime - 504 pages
2 Reviews
This A-list selection looks in depth at 25 headline murder cases involving those who live their lives in the full beam of the media spotlight, including film starlets, TV actors, music legends, comedians, fashion moguls, movie directors, playwrights, and aristocrats from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. All, from Gianni Versace and John Lennon to Marvin Gaye and Patrizia Gucci, are well known, and in each instance the story of their untimely death is retold and the degree to which fame and its trappings played a part in the final outcome is explored. The Mammoth Book of Celebrity Murder offers a salacious examination of the murders that are played out in the glare of maximum publicity and paparazzi.

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Review: The Mammoth Book of Celebrity Murder: Murder Played Out in the Spotlight of Maximum Publicity

User Review  - Mandy - Goodreads

A quite enjoyable read. There were a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes however and this did diminish my enjoyment of this book somewhat. There were a lot of details contained in this book that I had not heard before and I was quite impressed with this though. Read full review

Review: The Mammoth Book of Celebrity Murder: Murder Played Out in the Spotlight of Maximum Publicity

User Review  - Makenzie - Goodreads

The author gets real repetitive and annoying with his visible lack of writing skill. The information is interesting. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Chris Ellis and Julie Ellis are true-crime researchers and coauthors of Killer Catchers (with Andy Owens), which details the use of new forensic techniques to solve murder cases.

Actress, playwright and producer Julie Ellis was born in Columbus, Georgia and moved to New York at the age of sixteen to begin her successful career. Her first novel was published in 1960 and from then to 1974, she wrote 143 contemporary, gothic and romantic suspense novels. Ellis has been a single mother, since 1972, with son Richard and daughter Susan.

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